Downstairs from Gateway Church of New Jerusalem Under Rain

Downstairs from Gateway Church of New Jerusalem Under Rain
«Downstairs from Gateway Church of New Jerusalem Under Rain»

View from stairs leading to a gateway church on the magnificent architectural ensemble of the Monastery of the Resurrection (New Jerusalem) in Istra under the rain clouds in Autumn season.

The New Jerusalem Monastery was founded in 1656 by church reformer Patriarch Nikon and was intended to resemble a cathedral by the same name in Jerusalem. Unfortunately, on the 10th December 1941 Nazi special troops (sappers) destroyed all the towers and temples of the great Voskresenskiy (Resurrection) monastery, leaving the Church of the Resurrection and most of the other structures in ruins.

In 1959, after restoration works, the museum was re-opened to the public, although the bell-tower has never been rebuilt, while the interior of the cathedral is still bare. The New Jerusalem Monastery was re-established as a religious community only in the 1990s.

Extensive restoration and renovation works of the New Jerusalem Monastery started in 2009 and finished completely in summer 2017. Estimated cost of the grandiose restoration sponsored from federal budget was about 20 billion Russian roubles ( about 350 million USD).

Photo #031 taken on October 04, 2017

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